Lombok cultural experiences are not to be missed. It you would like a day away from the beaches then take a day trip to get a good understanding of local traditions and way of life. 85% of the population are Sasak people and their income comes from rice farming, cotton farming, weaving and tourism. The remaining population are Balinese. The history of Lomok is complex with a lot of unsettled times and famine. Tourism picked up in the 1980's helping get Lombok back on its feet and competing with neighbouring Bali and Java. Lombok is filled with colour from the bright and beautiful sarongs to the bright blue oceans. We recommend a visit to Edne or Sade Village to see the amazing architecture, food and arts that each village has to offer.